Headlines for Sunday, December 7, 2014

  • An Early Look at the Kentucky Derby

    We have already seen a number of promising two-year-olds stamp themselves as promising contenders for next year's Triple Crown.

  • Turkish wins the Valedictory Stakes.

    Valedictory Distance Just Right for Turkish

    Favored Turkish gave longtime owner Lawrence Cordes an early Christmas gift when he held on to win the marathon-distance Valedictory Stakes (Can-III) on closing day of the 2014 meet at Woodbine.

  • My Fiona wins the Soviet Problem Stakes.

    My Fiona Tallies Again in Soviet Problem

    Odds-on choice My Fiona registered the third stakes win of her juvenile campaign when she outfought a game Heat the Rocks in a see-saw stretch run to prevail in the $200,000 Soviet Problem Stakes Dec. 7 at Los Alamitos.

  • Hokko Tarumae wins the Champions Cup.
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    Hokko Tarumae Scores Champions Cup in 3rd Try

    With two previous third-place finishes in the race formerly known as the Japan Cup Dirt, Michiaki Yabe's Hokko Tarumae was too powerful this year and won the $1,638,183 Champions Cup (Jpn-I) Dec. 7 at Chukyo Racecourse.

  • Take Charge Brandi

    Strong Starlet Stakes Field Taking Shape

    Take Charge Brandi, the surprising winner of last month's 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), will return to California for the $350,000 Starlet (gr. I) Dec. 13 at Los Alamitos Racecourse.

  • EVA: A European Perspective

    An infectious equine disease is bad news no matter what language you speak or which country you call home. But between countries, regulatory bodies, and animal health professionals, there often remains a difference in perspective when it comes to handling these diseases.